Contract and Grant Administration Certificate

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) Contract and Grant Administration Certificate Program is intended for employees who currently perform or anticipate assuming responsibilities related to the administration of contracts and grants.

The Series

Two categories of courses are shown below, along with time frames during which they are offered. Full course descriptions can be found at the Office of Research Administration website or via the UC Learning Center. The entire series can be completed within a year for the General Certificate and two years for the Advanced Certificate, although participants may pace their own attendance.

Requirements

The Certificate Program includes core courses and electives. Two certificates are available through the program.

  • General Certificate in Contract and Grant Administration:
    Requires completion of the five core classes and two electives.
  • Advanced Certificate in Contract and Grant Administration:
    Requires completion of the General Certificate in Contract and Grant Administration, plus four additional electives.

Certificates

Upon completion of the Certificate requirements, please send or fax the list of courses you have taken to:

Linnaea Mallette, Training Coordinator
Wilshire Center, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6504
UCLA Mail Code: 143348
Phone: (310) 794-2944 | Fax: (310) 794-2852

Components

Courses

Required Core

Course 1. Introduction to Contract and Grant Administration (online class)
 Course 2. Proposal Preparation and Submission
 Course 3. Award Set-Up and Incurring Expenses
 Course 4. Post-Award Administration
 Course 5. Accountability Structure Overview For Extramurally Funded Projects

Electives

Elective A. Clinical Trials Budget Workshop
 Elective B. Industry Contracting
 Elective C. Animal Subject Application Preparation and Submission
 Elective D. Human Subject Application Preparation and Submission
 Elective E. Conflict of Interest
 Elective F. Proposal Budget Spreadsheet Preparation and Computer Lab
 Elective G. Outgoing Sub-Award Initiation and Management
 Elective H. UCLA Accounting
 Elective I. Equipment Management Fundamentals